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The Day of the Young Artist 2019

Last year, in her heartfelt Manifesto for the Young Artist during the Day of the Young Artist, Lara Staal pleaded: “Dear artists of the world, question each other and the systems we operate within, critically, form networks of solidarity to counter precarity, make work you believe in and unite.” Lara Staal was part of the… Continue reading The Day of the Young Artist 2019

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Sculpt an Outside for the Inside

We all have a body, and we all have an idea of what a body would look like. We experience the world through our body. Through her stone sculptures the Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup aims to visualise the internal processes of the body, specifically those related to trauma and horror. In other words, she… Continue reading Sculpt an Outside for the Inside

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The How to Make An Art Project

The project How to Make An Art concerned the importance of expanding and enhancing one's network as an artist. American artist Dakota Havard initiated the project at SEA Foundation to meet new people in the art field. Artists from all over the Netherlands were invited to be his guest for a day. From Groningen to… Continue reading The How to Make An Art Project

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Gam Bodenhausen’s Rhizomatic Landscapes

Gam Bodenhausen’s black and white drawings depict landscapes. Or, more specifically, structures in landscapes shaped by nature and humans. For her solo exhibition at NN Contemporary in Northampton, UK, she took the small local Church of the Holy Sepulcher as inspiration. The ironstone building had evident traces of erosion. A network of lines eroded due… Continue reading Gam Bodenhausen’s Rhizomatic Landscapes

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How Mental Health Shapes Van Gogh’s Story

It is practically common knowledge that Vincent van Gogh was mentally unstable, especially during the last few years of his life: There was the incident with the ear, his voluntary admission in an asylum, and his suicide. These events are shaping his life-story, reconstructed from personal letters and reports from his doctors and witnesses. This… Continue reading How Mental Health Shapes Van Gogh’s Story